Check one more off the imaginary bucket list - just killed a opposum with a softball bat! Boy went out to feed outside dogs and spotted it about 7' in the air on a gate setting. It was a younger one, and just sat there when we walked up to it. In my best Sling Blade voice, "I hit him two good whacks with it". Honestly one of the easiest possum's I've ever killed, and I killed quite a few in my trapping days! It was about 25 yards from the nearest chicken pen, so I knew what was probably coming later tonight, told the boy he made a good spot this time!
I must have a city possum. He walks the top of the fence every night but never gets down in the yard ... I know he's seen the chickens (because the light is on in the shed and the door is wide open until I go lock everything up at 10). I'm not real trusting -- I won't leave the door open all night, tempted though I might be -- but as long as he's not messing around with anything I guess I'll let him walk the fence. Maybe it's because there are no feeders sitting out?? (It's in the shed with the chickens.)
I'm ready for some cooler weather. I want to build some nest boxes and put in a rack so I can move the bunnies inside for the winter. It's my bedtime guys. 5 o'clock is gonna come early. (Trying to get on a schedule sucks ass ... )